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1. (Pharmacology) the astringent bark of the chinaberry tree, formerly used as an emetic and cathartic
2. (Plants) another name for chinaberry1
[C18: from French azédarac, from Persian āzād dirakht, from āzād free, noble + dirakht tree]
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|Noun||1.||azedarach - tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree|
chinaberry tree, Melia azedarach, Melia azederach, Persian lilac, pride-of-India, azederach, China tree, chinaberry
genus Melia, Melia - type genus of the Meliaceae: East Indian and Australian deciduous trees with leaves resembling those of the ash
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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